At our second April 2002 meeting, Peter O'Neil from NCAR discussed the
Web100 and the
initiatives, which are aimed at utilizing up to 100 percent of
the available bandwidth on network for TCP/IP sessions.
Today, getting significant improvements in TCP/IP throughput
requires a detailed knowledge of TCP/IP and wizard-like skills
in tuning the protocol parameters. Peter's talk began by
taking us through some of the complications of this
tuning-- some of the work behind Web100-- and also some
alternative TCP/IP implementations aimed at improving throughput.
Acknowledging that it takes special skill for anyone to
attempt such an undertaking, the Net100 initiative hopes to
simplify the the process of optimizing throughput by providing
instrumentation into the TCP/IP stack from which automated
tools can observe protocol performance and make tuning decisions.
Peter's presentation slides are available here.
Sorry about the bullet-to-Yen character translation... we'll
work on it.